Sooo, how was everyone’s weekend? As you may remember, I was in Atlanta over the past two days to celebrate my beloved Monica’s summer nuptials and am definitely feeling the pain today. Two 3 a.m. nights in a row just don’t sit well with me like they used to (read: HA! They never sat well with me). Fortunately, we had a great time so the loss of sleep was worth it.
Even though the flight to Atlanta is a quick two hours from NYC, it literally could’ve been five hour affair for all I cared, that’s how into the Divergent series I am. I saw the movie with my resident dinner and a show boo (thank god for you and your willingness to see almost anything, Allison) and, aside from falling completely in love with Shailene Woodley and Theo James, finally got the motivation to pick up the book. And can’t stop. What is it about these YA books that are so ridiculously thrilling?
Anyways, once I get off this sugar-coated tween bender, I’m back to the hard stuff. In addition to the growing stacks of “to-read” books already in my apartment (like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks), here are a few I’m dying to pick up:
- Lolita–I’ve been saying I want to get into more of the classics for years, so I’m thinking this could be a good start down that path.
- The Boy Kings of Texas–I heard an excerpt of this during my favorite episode of This American Life to date and have been curious about it ever since.
- An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth–another podcast tip. I dare you to listen to Chris Hadfield on the Nerdist and not spend at least a week thinking about what life would be like in space.
- The Food Traveler’s Handbook–I found Legal Nomads through a Food Network coworker and added her book to my Amazon wish list within five minutes. This chick has a seriously cool life.
- Flash Boys–I’m a huge Michael Lewis fan and his new book may be getting lots of panties in bundles.
- Still Life with Bread Crumbs–I’ve never read anything by Anna Quindlen before but I’m thinking now’s the time to start.
- Tell the Wolves I’m Home–if O loved it, you know the rest of the world (me included) will to.
- Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After–as you now know, I’m endlessly searching for my professional “happily ever after” so I feel like this could be equal parts self help, motivation and research.
Anything I missed from the list?